10 days prior to surgery
DO NOT TAKE OR USE:
– aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Aleve or any medications containing these
– alcohol, green tea, vitamins (vitamin E in particular), steroids or smoking
– cortisone creams, lotions/potions/creams containing green tea, jasmine tea or spices
All of the above will make you bleed more during surgery, cause bleeding and bruising under the skin, and make you have worse results and possibly even make your surgery not successful.
Finally, NO Indian, middle eastern, or Asian foods for 10 days before. Just eat a bland American diet. You can eat whatever you want…as soon as the case is done.
I can’t emphasize this enough…it’s a huge issue. And NO supplements or energy drinks to help workouts!! Almost all have green tea and spices which make you bleed more.
Pick up your prescriptions and bring them to the office with you the day of surgery. You will get a pain medicine, antibiotic, and a couple of Valium pills to relax you the morning of surgery. Don’t take anything until I draw our plan and you approve the plan and I take a picture. I’ll tell you when to take the valium.